I had my first taste of freedom this weekend. It was so exciting! I got to run outside for the first time without paying a babysitter! I cannot even describe in words how liberating that was. It was so strange having time for myself without all the normal time and energy it usually takes to make that time for myself. I'm already anticipating many more positive things to come.
Onto more fitness related topics! I've been testing out 2 new pairs of shoes this week. Can't wait to see how what I think after a couple more runs.
However, it'll have to wait a couple weeks. I think I've injured myself again. This last week with all the stress I've really been pushing my workouts and I ended up running more than 1/2 of my usual weekly mileage in about 24 hrs. My right hip and ankle are paying the price. So I've made an executive decision to lay off running for a bit to rest them up.
And on the challenge front... I've been doing surprisingly well for my 30 day Sugar Free Challenge considering everything that's going on. I'm usually a crazy, emotional eater so this is really impressive for me. I have cheated a couple times, nothing too crazy though. I will continue to redo the 30 day Sugar Free Challenge until I actually complete 30 days without cheating! The Abs Challenge hasn't been going as great as I would like, but I have been making a conscience effort to do something ab related almost everyday. Whether it be crunches or planks while watching TV or doing homework or breaking out the Ab Ripper X, I've been doing something. And I think the Sugar Free challenge is really important to the Abs Challenge because, as we all know, abs are made in the kitchen :)
Whew! I think that's about it. Hope you all had a great 4th of July holiday!